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Danish Christmas returns to the Petersen House by azhttp

Danish Christmas returns to the Petersen House

TEMPE, Ariz. – A Danish Christmas returns from Dec. 1 through Jan. 5 at the

Petersen House Museum, 1414 W. Southern Ave. (Northwest corner of Priest

Drive and Southern Avenue.) Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

Annette Andersen, of Kimballton, Iowa, will demonstrate how the Danish do

“papirklip,” translated as paper cuttings from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The House’s holiday decorations interpret the Danish Christmas Story,

“Peter’s Christmas,” a story by J. Krohn about a young boy’s Christmas in

Denmark in the late 1800s. It was written about the time Niels Petersen, for

whom the Petersen House is named, immigrated to the United States.

The event is brought to Tempe by the Danish Immigrant Museum of Elkhorn,

Iowa, and the Tempe Historical Museum.

Hours:

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23 with Peter’s Christmas Story Time

at 1:30 p.m. (light refreshments available)

Tours: Tour reservations will be taken for groups of more than 10 people on

Tuesdays thru Thursdays and Saturdays. Sundays will be open house.

Information:

Tempe Historical Museum, http://www.tempe.gov/museum/

<http://www.tempe.gov/museum/>

Petersen House, http://www.tempe.gov/petersenhouse/

<http://www.tempe.gov/petersenhouse/>

Danish Immigrant Museum, http://dkmuseum.org/ <http://dkmuseum.org/>

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CHANNEL 8 FEATURES LIBRARY SPEAKER ON “HORIZONTE” by quotes

CHANNEL 8 FEATURES LIBRARY SPEAKER ON “HORIZONTE”

Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Luis Alberto Urrea, who presented
programs at Phoenix Public Library in September, will be a featured
guest on “Horizonte” at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 26) on
Channel 8-KAET.  Urrea will discuss his book, “The Devil’s Highway: A
True Story,” which explores the fate of 26 Mexican men who attempted
to cross the border into southern Arizona through a stretch of desert
known as “the Devil’s Highway.”  The station taped the interview
while Urrea was in Phoenix for the library appearances.

Visit http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte for more information.



Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition – Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) by quotes

Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition

Contact: Carolyn White
602-841-2378

LOCAL STUDENT COULD WIN A $10,000 U.S. SAVINGS BOND

Commander Manny Blea of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1433 announced the kickoff of this year’s VFW and Ladies Auxiliary “Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition.” Students in grades 6 through 8 in the Glendale area have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition and win U.S. Savings Bonds and a trip to be honored at theVFW and Ladies Auxiliary Community Service Conference.

Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the State competition. State winners compete for more than $75,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Each year more than 130,000 students throughout the U.S. participate in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition. Students are invited to write a 300 – 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. This year’s theme is “Citizenship in America.”

Deadline for student entries is November 1, 2006. Interested students and teachers should contact Carolyn White, VFW Post 1433 Ladies Auxiliary, at 602-841-2378 or contact by e-mail at richbette4@cs.com

Additional information for those outside the Glendale area can be found here:

http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveld&did=151

and information about other local VFW Posts can be found here:

http://www.vfwkc.org/post_location/state.asp



Phoenix Public Library Will Host Celebrated Hispanic Author by quotes

Phoenix Public Library Will Host Celebrated Hispanic Author

Acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea will present two “Serious Confetti” programs as part of Phoenix Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month observance.

Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction, will be at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., on Sept. 20 and at Palo Verde Library, 4402 N. 51st Ave., on Sept. 21.

The free programs will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Book sales and an author-signing will follow.

Born to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother, Urrea uses his dual cultural experiences to explore life’s major themes. His most recent book, “The Hummingbird’s Daughter,” tells the story of his great aunt, Teresa Urrea, who is known as “the Mexican Joan of Arc.”

He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for “The Devil’s Highway: A True Story,” which explores the fate of 26 Mexican men who attempted to cross the border into southern Arizona through a scorching stretch of desert know as “the Devil’s Highway.” Four days later, only 12 were alive. Urrea’s book examines immigration issues while illuminating the lives and deaths of the victims known as “the Yuma 14.”

“Serious Confetti” is the library’s ongoing literary series that has brought many acclaimed authors and artists to Phoenix libraries. It is funded by APS, Friends of the Phoenix Public Library and the Phoenix Public Library Foundation, with additional support from the John F. Long Foundation.

For more information, visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.

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